Ginninderry Repair Cafe

Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Join us at this community event where broken items are fixed by volunteer repairers. You can be sown how your items can be fixed and learn new skills in the process. Broken items are kept out of landfill and given a new lease on life. You can also participate in sustainable craft and drop off various items for recycling.


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1 McClymont Wy, Strathnairn ACT 2615, Australia

About the group

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Ginninderry Repair Cafe

The Repair Cafe is on the first Sunday of every month between 1pm – 3.30pm at The Link Building. This is your opportunity to work with our repairers to learn how to mend anything from clothing, lamps, toasters, kettles and many other things!

If you have nothing to repair but want to learn some new skills then come along and learn how to knit, sew, mend, crochet or almost anything else!

It is fun, relaxing, social and makes you feel good to be looking after your things in this way. All welcome, just drop in.

*Generally these are available each weekend but check out the latest Facebook Event to see which repairers are on for that weekend. And if you have a handy skill you’d like to volunteer then get in touch and turn up!

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts


  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.


  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.